SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
AGENDA

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Council Chambers, Brantford City Hall
58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford

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    1. THAT Report 2023-706, 2023 Annual Update on Housing Development BE RECEIVED; and
    2. THAT staff BE DIRECTED to create a pilot program for funding affordable housing development by non-profit organizations; and
    3. THAT the pilot program BE FUNDED from the future taxes at 282 Stanley Street and savings from mortgage subsidies as outlined in Table 5 of this report; and
    4. THAT the Chief Administrative Officer or Delegate BE AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED to execute a Letter of Intent between the City of Brantford and Jaycees Non-Profit Housing Corporation; and
    5. THAT the Chief Administrative Officer or Delegate BE AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED to enter into a 10-year funding agreement totaling $1,500,000 between the City of Brantford and Jaycees Non-Profit Housing Corporation upon the completion of the affordable housing development at 32 Bridge Street, Brantford; and
    6. THAT the Housing Financing Plan as detailed in this report BE APPROVED; and
    7. THAT the Chief Administrative Officer BE DIRECTED to implement the Housing Financing Plan as detailed in this report; and
    8. THAT the City Clerk BE DIRECTED to forward a copy of the final resolution and staff report to the County of Brant.
    1. THAT Report No. 2023-550 2023 Brantford-Brant Point-in-Time Count Report BE RECEIVED; and
    2. THAT the City Clerk BE DIRECTED to forward a copy of the final resolution and staff report to the County of Brant
    1. THAT Report 2023-336 Housing Stability Services Update BE RECEIVED; and
    2. THAT the City Clerk BE DIRECTED to forward a copy of the final resolution and staff report to the County of Brant.
    1. THAT Report 2023-687 Community and Affordable Housing Overview BE RECEIVED, and
    2. THAT the City Clerk BE DIRECTED to forward a copy of the final resolution and staff report to the County of Brant.
  • WHEREAS there is the strong urgent need to improve the availability of affordable housing in the City of Brantford and County of Brant; and

    WHEREAS publicly owned lands appropriate for housing development within the City of Brantford and County of Brant are limited; and

    WHEREAS acquiring additional, development-ready lands is unduly costly; and

    WHEREAS infill development and urban intensification are desirable to reduce infrastructure costs and promote walkable communities; and

    WHEREAS maximizing the building heights and density of municipally-led affordable housing developments to increase the number of units constructed, can assist both municipalities in meeting their housing goals; and

    WHEREAS our strategy for large scale affordable housing builds to ensure complete communities is to fill out builds with units that are across the spectrum of fully subsidized to market rate rental house, and that this strategy has been effective;

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

    THAT the City of Brantford and County of Brant commit to fully EXPLORE opportunities to increase height and density of municipally–led residential affordable housing projects, where appropriate; and

    THAT the City of Brantford and County of Brant DIRECT staff to require future municipally–led affordable housing developments that sit on sufficient lands, meet traffic study requirements, and have sufficient servicing to have an initial build design presented that is a minimum of 10 stories in height, and surpass that height where possible; and

    THAT the City of Brantford and County of Brant DIRECT staff to require these aforementioned taller builds have units across the affordability and attainability spectrum, to ensure a complete internal community, in addition to their addition to the larger community of the neighbourhood that they reside in; and

    THAT the City of Brantford and County of Brant look for opportunities to implement the housing goals contained in the City of Brantford and County of Brant Official Plans, the Brantford-Brant Housing Stability Plan and any other relevant plans and policies regarding land use, intensification, and residential development